Of course many already visit Ingleton after a trip to see Ribblehead Viaduct, or come specially to enjoy the waterfall, see the Pottery and perhaps to shop for outdoor clothing. Those who were less hardy didn't necessarily think of coming to Ingleton to browse, wander and treat themselves.
This is now changing. Bernies, 'the oldest cafe in Ingleton' has had a make-over, and is as popular as ever, particularly with those coming with soggy dogs or muddy boots, partial to home baking.
Next door the old Post Office also has a new life, describing itself as a 'micro bar' and packing an interesting variety of drinks and snacks into their cosy small space.
Ingleton's newest business is also its most colourful, and judging by the delighted cries of everyone who came in when I was there, its most upbeat. Amanda Bloom already runs the successful Little Box of Crochet and has now opened Craftopia, selling yarns, craft materials, books and also hosting a range of courses. There's a wonderful warm feeling in the shop, with the sound of laughter, and lots of exclamations of pleasure at the treasures inside. Yarn-bombing has spread through Yorkshire - I can well imagine that if Amanda decides it should happen in Ingleton, it will be in a league of its own.